1/10/2015-After purchasing the upgrade to my editing software: Vegas Video - I was keen to experiment. For a while, I’ve been wanting to film a night piece with the lights around the corner from my house as the focus. I thought the best way to get an interesting piece was to film a single-shot piece just as the sun started to sink…unfortunately I did not get out the door fast enough. This meant I had to revise my idea. I liked how capturing the light as it turned on in Impressionist 1 (Purple 2), but again I did not have time to set the shot up. In the end I set-up and hoped for the best. Like Impressionist 1 (Purple 2), I decided to film a number of single-shots and layer them to create the 'impressionist effect'. I also experimented with shutter speed. Instead of the rule of frame rate doubled - near the end of the shoot, I used a shutter speed of 30. In editing I realized this produced a strange but usable effect. The last shot was pitch black apart from the lights which had ballooned into coloured blobs. They actually looked like planets…very cool. In the new version of Vegas, all the familiar ideas and techniques I had used previously were not as effective. This is because parts of the program had been moved around, meaning I was not as familiar with this version. This new version of Vegas is going to take some getting used to and will require a higher level of understanding of various film, photography and editing concepts. The plus is I can record at 96khz and can edit the sound in Vegas before exporting into Sonar for processing. It will also mean I can experiment further with the sound e.g. varispeed, cutting out particular noises, and emphasizing these.